Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield, Arizona, is now home to several new animals including New
Guinea Singing Dog pups, a baby African Crested Porcupine, African
Impalas, and a unique Saddle-Billed Stork, also from Africa, that
stands about 5 feet tall. Some of the animals were recently born at the
zoo while others arrived from other institutions.
Visitors can enjoy viewing the playful antics of the singing dog pups. They are just now old enough to explore the world outside their earthen dens under the watchful eye of their mother.
The same is true for the young crested porcupine.
With the arrival of impalas from Busch Gardens in Tampa, Wildlife World Zoo adds another species to its extensive, and in many cases, endangered hoofed animal collection. Impalas are medium sized gazelles that tend to form large herds, often mingling with other herding species such as zebra. Males have long, lyre-shaped horns that are lacking in females.
Like the impalas, the saddle-billed stork is a new species for Wildlife World Zoo. Named for a saddle-shaped shield at the base of their bill, these wading birds are found in tropical habitats. Their unusual bill is used to sift marshes in search of insects, fish and other aquatic animals.